"Here Comes Goodbye" as written by Chris Sligh and Clint Lagerberg....
I can hear the truck tires coming up the gravel road
And its not like her to drive that slow, nothings on the radio
Footsteps on the front porch, I hear my doorbell
She usually comes right in, now I can tell

Here comes goodbye, here comes the last time
Here comes the start of every sleepless night
The first of every tear I'm gonna cry
Here comes the pain, here comes me wishing things had never changed
And she was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye

I can hear her say I love you like it was yesterday
And I can see it written on her face that she had never felt this way
One day I thought id see her with her daddy by her side
And violins would play here comes the bride

Here comes goodbye, here comes the last time
Here comes the start of every sleepless night
The first of every tear I'm gonna cry
Here comes the pain, here comes me wishing things had never changed
And she was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye


Why does it have to go from good to gone?
Before the lights turn on, yeah and you're left alone
All alone, but here comes goodbye

Oh, oh, oh, oh

Here comes goodbye, here comes the last time
Here comes the start of every sleepless night
The first of every tear I'm gonna cry
Here comes the pain, here comes me wishing things had never changed
And she was right here in my arms tonight, but here comes goodbye


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"Here Comes Goodbye" as written by Clint Lagerberg Chris Sligh

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Round Hill Music Big Loud Songs, CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentOkay people the music video for this song and the actual song are two completely different things.

    When I first heard this song it seemed to me to be a standard break up song. The narrator is telling the story about how he knew she was ending the relationship by the few clues in the beginning and then the chorus is pretty much stating what the aftermath of her leaving him will feel like. The second verse is about him remembering what they had together and what he thought would happen in the future.

    Here is some evidence to prove my point: "And she was in my arms tonight" okay some people have stated that this song is about a mother loosing her son or a father loosing his daughter or something but it doesn't make much sense does it. If a mother lost her son wouldn't the words say, And HE was in my arms tonight? Also if it was about a father loosing his daughter and as some people stated the daughter is either college age or has a son of her own, those lyrics wouldn't really work well for a father daughter relationship.

    "I can hear say I love you like it was yesterday..." let me take a moment before I continue, yes this could be considered in some cases as a daughter telling her father or mother that she loves them before leaving or dying but as the song continues it says, "and I could see it written on her face, that she had never felt this way." Now don't get me wrong but it doesn't make much sense this being said about a child by their parent.

    My last point is, "One day I thought I'd see her, with her daddy by her side blah blah blah, here comes the bride" right? Well somebody earlier had said that they thought it meant that the father was in heaven looking down at his daughter but there is one problem with that theory. The entire song is written in first person perspective, the narrator so why would her father start of by speaking in first person and then go directly to ominous? Quite a big leap.

    The music video puts a different spin on things though it makes little sense expect maybe for the the beginning when the narrator talks about her coming to see him and how she is acting strangely and what it means. It could mean that the female in the video is coming to the house she grew up in (her fathers) and finally letting go of the memories of her father and (son?) that haunt her...but like I said the rest of the lyrics don't add up to the video.
    MeganLovesMusicForeveron August 18, 2011   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionAwwwww
    i cried my eyes out the first time
    i heared this song ='[
    it's so sad,but i love it's amazing
    Rascal Flatts are the best,<33

    LC xoxo
    ItsLaurenBitchon March 17, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell if anyone's seen the music video it's definately about the younger woman's son dying and then later on her father dies. The son tells the day not to be afraid because in heaven there are "no more goodbyes"

    As for the song, I think that the father is talking in the first verse and he's looking down from heaven and he's saying it's not like his daughter to drive that slow and that nothings on the radio and she usually walks into the house but she knows that her mother is about to tell her some bad news and her father knows the news that she's about to get (here comes goodbye..here comes the last time..here comes the start of every sleepless night..etc.)

    Then in the second verse clearly it's the mother speaking because she's saying how she looked forward to the day she could see her husband walking her daughter down the aisle on her wedding day.

    It's an amazing song, very well written and the music is beautiful!
    That's just my interpretation of the song C:
    eco09on April 24, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always thought,before i saw the video, that it was about a girl coming to break up with a guy and he's heartbroken. so seeing the video I GOT very confused.
    kfraiz847on April 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment<3
    breezy03on February 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm watching this song right now on the ACM awards. Good song. I wanna be more familiar with it though :) so beautiful! Good job yall!
    dashboard595on April 05, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about a woman going off to college,and leaves her little boy with her parents and her dad and son die while she is away,plz reply if you have an idear!!!!!!!!
    harleygirlon April 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe way i interpreted it, i think its the mothers point of view in the song, the one the younger woman goes to visit,
    I think the younger woman left when her son died, but then she had to come back to say goodbye to her father who passed away later on, thats why he asks the boy whats it like, cause hes been there, also why she asks her father to pass on the message to her son.
    manda129on April 21, 2009   Link
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    General Commentwell i listened to the song and then saw the video and finally understood what it really was about. it seems as if the son of the girl had died and then the father of the girl dies later on because he is asking the son what it is like and he said that there were no more goodbyes
    bmxgirl165on May 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentto: blackwidow53usa and kfraiz847

    the song has a lot of meaning, it depends on where you want it or how you relate to it.. it could be for the dead father or the girl breaking up with her. it was in this part, "one day i thought i'd see her with her daddy by her side and violins would play "here comes the bride"".
    most people relates to this song as a, "dead relative or someone close has died" song. while others also use this as a "breakup" song. It's all up to you guys.. i for one kinda like it as a break up song. It doesn't mean that the video has to be the meaning to the song.. This is why i like rascal flatts, their songs has so many meanings.
    blackkiteon June 23, 2009   Link

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